Railroad Detective John Mahoney

Railroad Detective John Mahoney

Pennsylvania Railroad Police Department, Railroad Police

End of Watch Friday, April 13, 1906

John Mahoney

Railroad Detective John Mahoney was struck and killed by a train in the rail yards at Roby, Indiana.

He was walking across the Wolf Lake Bridge when a fast-moving train approached. He attempted to run to safety but was struck after he tripped and fell.


  • Age 28
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Struck by train
  • Location Indiana

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Detective Mahoney, thank you for your service in helping to protect one of America's greatest assets, it's railroads. You are truly a hero.

God Bless, Brother and may your eternal Rest be ever Peaceful.

Ptl. Jim Leahy, Jr.
Harvard University Police Department

July 12, 2018

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